Calpernia Sarah Addams
- Title: Mark 947: A Life Shaped by God, Gender and Force of Will
- Author: Calpernia Sarah Addams
- ISBN: 9780595263769
- Page: 301
- Format: Paperback
Mark 947 chronicles one woman s progress from spirit to flesh, a literal transubstantiation by force of will Born a boy to loving but religious parents in the rural heartland of Tennessee, Calpernia Addams found her way on an unlighted path from forbidden dreams to fulfillment as a scholar, showgirl and eventually, as a woman.Sultry stage siren by night, intellectual chamMark 947 chronicles one woman s progress from spirit to flesh, a literal transubstantiation by force of will Born a boy to loving but religious parents in the rural heartland of Tennessee, Calpernia Addams found her way on an unlighted path from forbidden dreams to fulfillment as a scholar, showgirl and eventually, as a woman.Sultry stage siren by night, intellectual chameleon by day, she worked her way to the top of Nashville s underground entertainment scene without ever succumbing to drugs, alcohol or bitterness, and through it all never lost her heart When love walked into her new life in the form of a handsome young Army private, it seemed everything had at last come together Then at the pinnacle of her career, as she was crowned Tennessee Entertainer of the Year in front of hundreds of adoring fans, her love was murdered in his sleep sixty miles away by bigoted fellow soldiers, sparking a national controversy that resonates still.Whether ablaze in the dazzle of the spotlight or haunting the woods of Tennessee in flannel and pigtails, Calpernia lives her life with the humor and spirit of a woman who can face anything and still move forward with hope intact.
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I wathced the movie, "Soldier's Girl". Haven't read the book. (Brilliant acting, Lee Pace)But I still don't understand how people think that they have right to judge people, and mostly kill innocent people. Calpernia Addams, I read her life on , is a brave woman. And her lover died because of homophobia, transphobia whatever I say again like the hundred times, love is the most important thing in this world. Because you love someone most people think that she/he is queer, you got killed! What a w [...]
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a better understanding of transgender people and issues. If you are looking for details of the murder/trial, this is NOT the book. Calpernia is humble and private and that is made clear in this book.I saw A Soldier’s Girl and read the Vanity Fair article about the murder, many years ago. So, I was familiar with the story. I finally got a copy after hearing her on Jonny McGovern’s podcast (and on Lunatic Fringe too). She is more open these days, [...]
I'm not the biggest Calpernia Addams booster, but now I respect how hard she's worked to transcend her circumstances. Mark 947 chronicles her hellish childhood and eventual blossoming into a woman, but it features a somewhat novel approach to its storytelling. Her surprisingly evocative, deeply intimate style drew me into her inner world such that I recognized a lot of her demons in myself. It's a pretty affecting portrait of a person learning to love themselves, and the detail and clarity with [...]
I think this is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand what it's like to grow up as a transsexual, especially in a very religious family, and how challenging life as a transsexual is. The language in the second half of the book might be a bit strong for some, but it's worth reading through. I felt such empathy for the author. It's difficult enough to be a woman born with a man's body, but the fact that LGBT people--and often their allies and friends--are treated cruelly by others, makes [...]
This was an extremely difficult read - it's a story full of sorrow and pain, not a lot of hope, and only a few fleeting moments of happiness. Yet it's also an amazingly courageous story that absolutely commands your attention and respect. It's never self-pitying, and never asks the reader to do anything more than witness the events (even if it does leave you wanting to hold her hand).Almost too sad to be a true story, this a powerful work by a wonderful writer who effortlessly connects with the [...]
An excellent read by an excellent writer. What a wrenching story. The prose gets all five senses going at once -- I almost feel as if I'd been there myself. Primarily about the author's self-loathing, not to mention crushing loneliness, Fate delivers the coup de grace when the first person to really love her for herself gets murdered. Some people are dealt some absolutely brutal cards, and this is a really good example of that. Read it if you think you can take it.
This book was so beautiful!!! Calpernia is such an inspiration and having the courage to be who she is, is so wonderful. It was hard not to want to cry as she gives us intimate details of her relationship with Barry. Well written and nothing but good hope for her in the future to come
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